Wade Taylor

Wade Taylor is an early career artist from Perth, Western Australia. He completed a Bachelor in Fine Arts at the University of Western Australia in 2012 with a focus on painting, film, and multi-media installation. While working primarily with paint his practise often extends to include investigations in sculpture and ceramics. With a bold style verging on the painterly naïve and expressive, most works explore issues surrounding Australian identity and landscape. These issues feed common themes including notions of suburbia, nostalgia, the everyday, and cultural artefacts.

Wade had his first major show in 2014 at Free Range Gallery with fellow artist and friend Carla Adams. Part of the Perth Winter Arts festival calendar, Rough Diamond explored, recreated and celebrated the life and world of a stranger found on Instagram.

He appeared alongside artists such as Bruce Slatter, Tarryn Gil and Dave Attwood in the group show Mate featured at Paper Mountain and curated by Carla Adams for the 2015 Perth Fringe Festival, winning the prize of Best Visual Arts Show for the festival.  

Eshay, his first solo exhibition continued his investigation and interest in the Australian condition, centred on the problematic notion of Australian male culture.

Fertile, Free delved deeper into the suburban idea of landscape by exploring the charged nature of vacant 'non-spaces' and their' ability to evoke human physicality. These vacated sites are imbued with a resonant history and a narrative that is not always explicit, but lingering.

With his latest show Inland Sea, Wade turns his interest towards Western Australia’s haunting maritime past. This is a largely experimental body of work in paint and ceramics that seeks to explore new territory within his expanding practice. The works in this exhibition respond to the material objects and items salvaged from the wrecks. They function as contemporised ‘archaeological' artefacts and stand as a product of his historical and location based research

Wade was recently a finalist in the Joondalup Community Invitation Art Award along with 17 other professional artists including Paul Kaptein and Jurek Wybraniec and is currently developing bodies of work for shows at Traffic Jam Galleries (NSW) and Ron Nyisztor Gallery (WA) in 2018.

www.wade-taylor.com

ARTIST STATEMENT 'WIP' (Work in Progress) 2018 - Wade Taylor

Wade Taylor is an early career artist from Perth, Western Australia. His work explores issues surrounding Australian identity and landscape. With a particular focus on the materiality of paint and the emotive properties of colour and light, work has often centred on a familiar yet unsettling quality to the contemporary Australian landscape; a kind of peculiar emptiness ubiquitous in WA suburbia. Wade’s work suggests the charged nature of vacant non-spaces and their ability to evoke human physicality, relating a tension at play between the stillness and the promise of abandoned spaces and pedestrian scenes.

ARTIST STATEMENT 'reincarnation' 2018 - Wade Taylor

This body of work flirts with the notion of reincarnation through ideas of regeneration and renewal, nostalgia and memory, and the elemental components of nature that give impetus to a kind of rebirth.

Fire, water and air are regenerative forces; the forging attributes of the river, the purifying nature of fire. The invocation of memory and nostalgia through location constitute an almost intangible sense of reincarnation in contrast to any mystical notion.

Curriculum Vitae

WADE-TAYLOR-Selected-Exhibition-Record.docx (docx 11kB)

Exhibitions

  • Tue 11 Dec - Sat 29 Dec 2018 'WIP' (Work in Progress) - Group Exhibition

    STALA CONTEMPORARY is proud to celebrate the opening of its new gallery premises with a celebratory group exhibition 'WIP (Work in Progress' running 11 -29 December 2018. Featuring an exuberant and eclectic assembly of 17 exceptional artists:

    Adam Hisham Ismail/ Alex Maciver/ Anna Sabadini/ Anne Walmsley/ Ayad Alqaragholli/ Denise Pepper/ Di Cubitt/ Ellen Norrish/ Jarrad Martyn/ Kathryn Haug/ Kim Hyunji/ Liam Dee/ Marcia Espinosa/ Michelle Hyland/ Richard Healy/ Sue Leeming/ Wade Taylor

    Affordable/Collectable Art from the West End Arts Precinct to you!

  • Tue 13 Mar - Fri 23 Mar 2018 'reincarnation' - Group Exhibition

    'reincarnation' is the first group exhibition to celebrate the launch of STALA CONTEMPORARY. Running TUESDAY 13 - Friday 23 March 'reincarnation' features a stellar line up of 13 diverse and dynamic contemporary artists from WA, Melbourne and Sydney,. STALA CONTEMPORARY is thrilled to be featuring painting, drawing and sculptures by Richard Healy (Sydney), Kim Hyunji (Melbourne), Kathryn Haug, Jarrad Martyn, Alex Maciver, Wade Taylor, Michelle Hyland, Di Cubitt, Ayad Alqaragholli, Marcia Espinosa, Anne Walmsley, Ellen Norrish and Adam Hisham Ismail.

    Participating artists have been invited to exhibit new or recent works that respond to the theme of reincarnation.


Works

WADE TAYLOR - Bin Day

WADE TAYLOR - Bin Day 

oil on wood 2018, 61 x 83cm

$1,800.00
WADE TAYLOR - Block

WADE TAYLOR - Block 

oil on wood 2018, 63 x 48cm

$1,100.00
WADE TAYLOR - Tank

WADE TAYLOR - Tank 

oil on wood 2018, 38 x 30cm

$800.00
WADE TAYLOR - Yarloop

WADE TAYLOR - Yarloop 

oil on wood 2018, 33 x 33cm

$800.00
WADE TAYLOR - McCallum

WADE TAYLOR - McCallum 

oil on canvas 2017, 30 x 40cm

$800.00
WADE TAYLOR - Three Bees

WADE TAYLOR - Three Bees 

oil on wood 2017, 43 x 33cm

$900.00
WADE TAYLOR - Reserve

WADE TAYLOR - Reserve 

oil on canvas 2016, 60 x 122cm

$900.00
WADE TAYLOR - Beacon

WADE TAYLOR - Beacon sold

oil on wood 2018, 43 x 33cm 

WADE TAYLOR - Booth

WADE TAYLOR - Booth sold

oil on wood 2018, 43 x 33cm 

WADE TAYLOR - Drain

WADE TAYLOR - Drain sold

oil on wood 2018, 30 x 38cm

WADE TAYLOR - Garden

WADE TAYLOR - Garden sold

oil on wood 2018, 43 x 33cm

WADE TAYLOR - River

WADE TAYLOR - River sold

oil on wood 2018, 43 x 33cm  *ACQUIRED BY THE EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY COLLECTION (WA)*

WADE TAYLOR - Void

WADE TAYLOR - Void sold

oil on wood 2018, 43 x 33cm  *ACQUIRED BY THE EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY COLLECTION (WA)*

WADE TAYLOR - Wildfire

WADE TAYLOR - Wildfire sold

oil on wood 2018, 33 x 43cm

WADE TAYLOR - Hillcrest

WADE TAYLOR - Hillcrest sold

oil on canvas 2016, 75 x 75cm

WADE TAYLOR - Shelter

WADE TAYLOR - Shelter sold

oil on canvas 2016, 102 x 102cm